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15 of the best punk drummers
"We weren’t playing punk because we didn’t know what punk was."
Nigel Pearce interviews Jet Black, drummer from The Stranglers
"Nigel Pearce speaks to Jet Black, drummer from The Stranglers, about his latest tour and the infamous gig at West Runtin Pavilion on 5th March 1981."
Why musicians play into their old age
"During Black's brief contributions to the Stranglers' Hammersmith Apollo show in March, his drumming's jazzy swing betrayed pre-rock roots that will be irreplaceable."
Five Minutes with Jet Black
"Does the band have any plans to record a new album?"
Gig preview: The Stranglers at O2 Academy Leeds
"The last 40 years have been totally engrossing."
Jet set at full throttle - interview with Jet Black of The Stranglers
"Jet Black of The Stranglers almost died ahead of his last Oxford gig. But that won’t stop the great survivor’s return, he tells Tim Hughes"
The Stranglers on 40 years of fights, drugs, UFOs and 'doing all the wrong things'
"Legend has it the Stranglers started a fight with the Clash, took heroin for a year, exploited strippers on stage, and incited a riot in Nice. But the truth was often much worse"
In Conversation with The Stranglers’ Jet Black
"When we started as a band, everyone really, really hated us and of course a lot still do but in the early days nobody liked us at all."
The Stranglers' 40 years romp
"Yeah, I woke up one morning and decided I wanted to be in the band and here we are after 40 years"
Fife gig for Stranglers on 40th anniversary tour
"“It’s satisfying, particularly in regard to our critics who said we wouldn’t last five minutes. All the critics have gone and we’re still here.”"
The Stranglers are heading to the Midlands
"“I’ll carry on until I’m incapable of doing it,” he says: “I am going to have to stop one day, but I expect the band will carry on.”"
UK punk stalwarts the Stranglers return to the States
"“You feel embarrassed,” is how the Stranglers bassist Jean-Jacques “JJ” Burnel described the situation ..."
Jet Black interview
“I was in hospital for three months with pneumonia, that was a nasty episode.”
Get well soon Jet Black- Stranglers legend hospitalised on tour
"Jet Black missed tonight’s Stranglers gig in Oxford because he was sent to hospital."
Rock star hospitalised before concert
"A MEMBER of one of Britain's longest-surviving rock bands, The Stranglers, is tonight recovering in hospital after falling ill before the band's Oxford show"
Jet Black interview by Stuart Provan for Eagle Radio, podcast available for download from Eagle Radio
The Stranglers stay in the game
"Well, you say that, but you develop techniques for coping," he says. "As a young drummer you tend to do a lot of this [flails arms around wildly], but these days I play more from the wrists. The day I give up will be when I've got weeks to live, I should think. I don't have much motivation for any other kind of exercise, but drumming I still love."